These are the adventures of Andy and Sally Rawnsley on their narrowboat "The Puzzler". We have been living on the boat for over nine years now and are still loving it. Our Ulster born Shih Tzu, Shannon, has grown up, and has taken over the boat! After three wonderful years in Ireland, we transported The Puzzler to The Netherlands, and spent a year there. In 2015 we went southwards, to reach the north of France by June. After glorious weather throughout the summer, we arrived in Roanne in late October, and enjoyed our winter in this friendly port. We cruised extensively in France in 2016 and 2017, returning to Roanne each winter.
Monday, 24 December 2012
12th - 21st December. Christmas lights in Enniskillen and Bridge dinners.
Christmas decorations are now up in Enniskillen. This artificial tree looks better at night.
Here we are looking down the High Street in Enniskillen.
These trees are along the river beyond the library.
The most impressive sight is Enniskillen Castle at night, reflected in the River Erne.
However at night the cottage becomes much more visible, with a sailing boat on the right of the island.
Bowling continues, with Andy winning first prize at The Forum on Monday.
A week before Christmas, we headed off upstream, passing the Ardhowen Theatre on the way.
Reflections today are wonderful.
We are here for the St Michael's Bridge Club Christmas dinner.
The mist was clear by Wednesday, but there is still a lot of water in the river.
We mustn't forget the rest of the club.
Everyone was there.
And a good time was had by all.
After the meal it was down to the serious game of bridge, with prizes for all again. We could get used to this!
The Puzzler did not want to be left out, so has some new lights.